First Chair: PSIA-AASI Podcast show

First Chair: PSIA-AASI Podcast

Summary: More than 32,000 individuals belong to PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors), making it the world’s largest organization dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. Listen in to hear how PSIA-AASI gets people stoked on the ski and snowboard experience. Join us and turn your passion into a profession. Or, take a lesson from us. Friends don’t let friends teach friends. Let the snow fly!

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 First Chair: Improve Your Performance through Visualization and Mental Imagery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:51

Meet Ben Roberts, Northern Intermountain division’s alpine certification VP, who shares how you can visualize your goals for this season into your skiing and riding, and how to use all your senses to help identify and accomplish your opportunities for growth for this season.

 First Chair: How to Constantly Challenge Yourself as a Teacher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:32

Look for new challenges this season and grow your skills as a teacher, skier and rider this season with these tips from PSIA Alpine Team member, Jonathan Ballou.

 First Chair: U.S. Ski Team Goes Back to School with PSIA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:16

Steven Nyman, a World Cup alpine ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team, and PSIA Alpine Team member, Eric Lipton talk about the learning partnership between these two organizations. Listen to how PSIA’s snow pros helped the U.S. Ski Team focus on the fundamentals of skiing, what a humbling experience this was and the lessons learned.

 First Chair: How SnowPros Get Ready for the Upcoming Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:08

Dust off the cobwebs and get ready for your upcoming winter, set your goals and prep for your teaching season with these “back-to-school” #SnowPros tips from AASI Team Member, Chris Rogers.

 First Chair: Partnership with SKI Magazine Promotes Lessons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:27

PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan talks about “How to Break Through”, a new online video class, , that will help you with your techniques to develop and master skill proficiency. The course promotes professional lessons and it’s a great resource for PSIA members too.

 First Chair: Goal Setting with Robin Barnes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:52

Get ready to set and achieve your educational goals for the 2017-18 season with tips and advice from PSIA Alpine Team member, Robin Barnes.

 First Chair: Keep Your Summer Edge with Skate to Ski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:22

Learn how inline skating in the summer can help you keep your on-snow edge during the off season, by using similar muscles for balance. Myles Cotter-Sparrow, Rollerblade product marketing coordinator, and Suzanne Nottingham, certified Level III instructor and clinician from Mammoth Mountain, share tips on how you can learn how to inline skate.

 First Chair: Wakefoiling on Water = Pow Day on Snow? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:15

AASI Snowboard Team member Chris Rogers chats about his experience learning to wakefoil and the benefits that you can receive from trying new activities, and how e-learning opportunities can help you (or your students) get a leg up on learning something new.

 First Chair: How to Earn Your Children's Specialist Certificate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:48

Demand for children's ski and snowboard lessons continues to grow. Gain a competitive edge this season when you pursue your children's specialist 1 (CS1) this season. Get tips to prepare for your CS1 from Stacey Gerrish, Rocky Mountain member representative on the PSIA-AASI National Children’s Task Force and co-author of the future Children's Manual.

 First Chair: Teach Better Lessons - Keep Communications Simple | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:42

PSIA-AASI National Team Manager and Eastern member Jeb Boyd shares his tips for why it's so important for #snowpros to always keep communication simple and jargon-free when teaching students to ski and snowboard this season. Know your students, how they prefer to learn, and teach and coach them how they want to learn, vs. how you want to share information.

 First Chair: Alpine Team Member Chats Motor Skill Acquisition | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:17:21

PSIA Alpine Team member and Rocky Mountain member Jonathan Ballou joins us from New Zealand for an in-depth discussion on Motor Skill Acquisition. As Jonathan says "It's not about teaching. It's about measuring learning." Great instructors and teacher create an environment where learning happens, and can see a change in behavior and understanding.

 First Chair: Meet Eric Sheckleton, SnowPros International Representative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:00

Listen to Northern Rocky member Eric Sheckleton, who also serves as PSIA-AASI International Rep, as he talks about his role to help the association grow in the international education ski and snowboard teaching scene across the world. He touches on what this means for both PSIA-AASI and how this awareness benefits all #snowpros.

 First Chair: Follow Your Passion, Teach Skiing & Snowboarding | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:21:01

Chris Rogers, AASI Snowboard Team member, chats about the different paths to take to achieve your goals as a rider, skier, and educator. Learn how continuing education and striving to improve through adventures in education, can help you follow you passion to work on snow and teach others.

 First Chair: Nick Alfieri Chats Why You Need Good Communication Skills | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:17:48

Meet AASI National Team member Nick Alfieri, who joins us to follow up on a recent 32 Degrees magazine that covered why it's so important to have good communication skills. Nick touches on observation, verbal and non-verbal cues + tips for improving our communication skills. Listen, then apply these tips to your own skills.

 First Chair: Meet Tudor, He's Already Earned His Level III Cert @ Age 17 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:03

Meet Northwest's member, Tudor Muntianu, who joins us and shares his advice for preparing for exams and the benefits of having friends and mentor to encourage you to get to your next level. Tudor takes us through his "leveling up" journey of going through Level I, Level II and Level III. He passed his Level III this past season at just 17 years of age.


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